Trinidad & Tobago
- Bronze, 2004
Swimming: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle
Making his fourth appearance in the Olympic Games for his home country of Trinidad & Tobago, also competing in 2000 (Sydney), 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) … Was the flag-bearer for his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremonies … Won a bronze medal in the 200m IM at the 2004 Olympics, becoming the first swimmer and ninth overall athlete to ever win an Olympic medal for Trinidad & Tobago … Has transitioned to specializing in sprint freestyle events after suffering a knee injury in 2004 that prevented him from swimming breaststroke … Swam the ninth-fastest time in the world in the 50m free (21.89) at the 2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix to post his Olympic qualifying time … Has fourth-fastest 50m free time of all-time (21.20) … Broke (at the time) the Olympic record in the 50m freestyle in the heats in 2008, but was unable to advance to the final, finishing 11th in the semifinals … Five-time medalist at the Pan-American Games … Finished his time at Auburn after the 2005-06 season as a 25-time All-American, winning five individual NCAA titles and seven SEC titles … Was part of a group of four Auburn swimmers, along with Kurt Cady, Eric Shanteau and Doug Van Wie, to complete their Auburn careers having never lost a dual meet, SEC Championship or NCAA Championship … A native of Port of Spain, Trinidad … Parents are George and Barbara Bovell … Born July 18, 1983 … Has a brother, Nicholas, and a sister, Alexandra … Brother Nicholas is a former Olympian and member of the Auburn swimming and diving team … Father, George, was a collegiate swimmer and mother, Barbara, was an Olympic runner for Barbados and Canada … Height: 6-5 … Trains with The Race Club in the Florida Keys.
Swimming: 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle Relay
Competing in his second Olympic Games after being part of the Great Britain team in 2008 (Beijing) … Earned a spot on the 4x100m freestyle relay team for the second straight Olympics, posting a time of 49.48 in the 100m freestyle at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships in March … Helped the Great Britain relay team to an eighth-place finish at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (3:12.87) … Could also be entered in the 50 and 100 freestyle … Currently ranks 25th in the world in the 50 free with a 22.08 at the 2011 World Championships, advancing to the semifinals … Finished Auburn career as nine-time All-American … Won seven SEC titles, including 50- and 100-yard freestyle in 2011 … Ranks third all-time in Auburn history in the 50y free (18.72) and 100y free (41.75) … Runner-up in 50 free at 2011 NCAA Championships; third in 100 free … Represented England at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, winning silver in the 4x100 free relay and bronze in the 4x100 medley relay … Also swam in 2009 World Championships … Finished eligibility at Auburn after the 2011 season … Native of Cambridge, England … Attended The Southport School and competed for Hatfield Swim Club … Parents are Keith and Kim Brown … Has a sister, Emma, and a brother, Sean … Height: 6-5.
Swimming: 400m Freestyle Relay
Making his first appearance in the Olympics, representing his native Brazil … Qualified for 2012 Olympics by virtue of his performance at the 2012 Maria Lenk Trophy … Posted a 49.05 in the 100m freestyle to finish second and earn a spot on the 4x100 relay team … Swam the anchor leg of Brazil's 4x100 relay team at the 2011 World Championships, finishing ninth … Has earned 11 All-America honors in just two seasons with the Tigers … Finished as 2012 NCAA runner-up in 100 free … Five-time SEC Champion (100 free, 200 FR, 400 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR) … 2011 & 2012 All-SEC First Team … Owns sixth-fastest time in Auburn history in 100-yard free (42.26) … Native of Sao Paolo, Brazil … Attended Avanco High School … Height: 6-4 … Parents are Flavia and Augusto Chierighini … Major is business … Chose Auburn because of the sprint program and the chance to follow in the footsteps of sprinters such as Brett Hawke, Cesar Cielo and Fred Bousquet … Did not start swimming competitively until he was 17 years old.
- Bronze, 2008
- Gold, 2008
Swimming: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle Relay
Competing in his second Olympics after a stellar performance at 2008 Beijing Games … Arguably the top sprinter in the world … Will swim the 50m free, 100m free and 4x100 freestyle relay … Will join current Auburn swimmer Marcelo Chierighini on the relay team … Current world-record holder in 50m free (20.91) and 100m free (46.91) … Defending Olympic gold medalist in 50m freestyle with an Olympic record time of 21.30, the first swimming gold medal for Brazil … Won the bronze medal in the 100m freestyle with a time of 47.67 … Won gold in 50m freestyle at 2011 World Championships in 21.52, the fastest time in the world heading into the Olympics … Also took gold in 50m butterfly at 2011 World Championships … Has four career gold medals at World Championships after winning 50m and 100m free in 2009, where he set the world records … Won four medals at 2010 Short Course World Championships, including gold in the 50m and 100m free and bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay and 4x100 medley relay … Owns Auburn, NCAA and U.S. Open records in 50y free (18.47) and 100y free (40.92) … Two-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year … Finished Auburn career as 19-time All-American, winning 10 NCAA individual titles and 19 SEC titles (both Auburn records) … Native of St. Barbara, Brazil … Full name is Cesar Augusto Cielo Filho … Parents are Cesar and Flavia Cielo … Has one sister, Fernanda … Height: 6-3 … Gave up his final year of eligibility at Auburn to turn professional following the conclusion of the 2008 season.
- Bronze, 2004
- Silver, 2004
- Gold, 2004
- Silver, 2008
- Silver, 2008
- Silver, 2008
- Gold, 2008
Swimming: 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke, 200m Individual Medley
Competing for her home country of Zimbabwe for the fourth time; also competed in 2000 (Sydney), 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) … Will join fellow 2012 Olympian George Bovell (Trinidad & Tobago) as Auburn's first two four-time Olympians … First Zimbabwean swimmer and second athlete ever to win an Olympic medal … Two-time defending Olympic gold medalist in the 200m backstroke after winning the event in 2004 and 2008 … Current world record-holder in 200m backstroke (2:04.81), set at 2009 World Championships … Previous world record-holder in 100m backstroke (58.77), set at 2008 Olympics … Qualified for 2012 Olympics with top times in the 100m back (1:00.76), 200m back (2:08.41), 200m IM (2:11.36) and 400m IM (4:37.21) at the 2011 Maria Lenk Trophy … Earned four total medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning gold in the 200m backstroke and silver in the 100m back, 200m IM and 400m IM … Won three medals at the 2004 Athens games, taking gold in the 200m back, silver in the 100m back and bronze in the 200m IM … Eight-time medalist at FINA World Championships … Won five medals at 2008 World Short Course Championships while setting three world records; was named Swimmer of the Meet … Between Olympics and World Championships has won 20 medals, including nine gold medals … Trains in Austin, Texas, under former Auburn and Texas coach Kim Brackin … Completed her Auburn career following the 2004-05 season … Was a 24-time All-American with seven individual NCAA titles and 14 SEC titles … Helped lead Tigers to three consecutive NCAA Championships in 2002, 2003 and 2004 … A native of Harare, Zimbabwe … Full name is Kirsty Leigh Coventry … Parents are Rob and Lyn Coventry … Born September 16, 1983 … Has a sister, Lauren … Height: 5-9 … Has been called "golden girl" and "national treasure" in her home country.
Swimming: 400m Freestyle Relay
Making his first appearance on the Great Britain Olympic Team … Qualified for the London Olympics with a 49.48 in the 100 freestyle at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships in March, earning a spot on the 4x100 freestyle relay team … Will join former Auburn teammate Adam Brown on the relay team … Four-time All-American for Auburn … Helped three relay teams to wins at 2012 SEC Championships … Bronze medalist in 200-yard freestyle at 2012 SECs … Competed for Great Britain at 2011 World Championships … Had a promising start to freshman season at Auburn, but missed most of the 2011 spring semester with illness … Was an age-group record holder in the 100m free in Great Britain … Two-time British youth champion in 50m and 100m free … Native of Surrey, England … Attended prestigious Millfield School in Somerset, England … Parents are Gavin and Jane Disney-May … Has a sister, Georgina … Height: 6-4 … Major is economics.
Swimming: 100m Freestyle
Competing in her first Olympics, representing American Samoa … Will be American Samoa's lone female swimming representative in the 2012 London Olympics … Posted top times in 50m free (26.46) and 100m free (57.85) at 2011 World Championships … Had a strong freshman season, earning All-America honors in the 800 free relay … Helped Auburn to SEC title in 400 freestyle relay … Named to 2012 All-SEC First Team and All-Freshman Team … Scored for Auburn in 100 free and 100 fly at SEC Championships … Posted top times in 50 free (22.69), 100 free (49.66) and 100 fly (54.23) at NCAA Championships … Parents are Mike and Susan Fonteno … Both parents are retired U.S. Marines … Has a brother, Michael … Born in Okinawa, Japan … Hometown is Jacksonville, Fla. … Attended The Bolles School, where she was a 16-time high school All-American … Came to Auburn as a four-star recruit according to Swimming World Magazine … Height: 5-4 … Major is pre-pharmacy.
- Gold, 1984
- Gold, 1984
- Gold, 1984
Swimming: NBC Television Commentator
For the sixth Olympics in a row, former Auburn swimmer Rowdy Gaines will set up behind the microphone to call the action for NBC Sports … Swimming's top commentator, Gaines regularly calls the Olympics, U.S. Olympic Trials, NCAA Championships and SEC Championships … A member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, he is also a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Florida Sports Hall of Fame and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame … The 1981 Auburn graduate is also recognized on the Auburn Tiger Trail in downtown Auburn … Selected as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team, but did not compete due to the American boycott of the Games … Came back to win three gold medals (100m free, 400m free relay, 400m medley relay) at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles … Named the 1980 World Swimmer of the Year … Recipient of the 1982 McDonald's Spirit Award and the 2007 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award … One-time world record holder in the 50m free, 100m free, 200m free, 400m free relay and 400m medley relay … Still holds the Auburn record in the 200y free (1:330.80) … Finished his Auburn career a 22-time All-American, five-time NCAA champion and six-time SEC champion … In 1991, Rowdy contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves … Partially paralyzed for more than a month, Rowdy fought back and overcame the disorder … He eventually regained world-class times and, at the age of 35, became the oldest swimmer to qualify for the trials for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta … Gaines currently runs the "Rowdy's Kidz" swim camps, sponsored by the Limu Beverage Company.
Swimming: Head Coach
Set to make his fourth consecutive Olympics appearance, his second as a coach … Will coach 2012 Auburn senior Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace as the Bahamas head coach in London … Hawke, a native of Australia, competed at the 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Athens) Olympic Games … Served as an assistant coach for Brazil at the 2008 Beijing Games, where former Auburn sprinter Cesar Cielo captured the gold medal in the 50m free and bronze in the 100m free … Also served as Brazil assistant coach at 2009 World Championships, where Cielo won gold in the 50 and 100 free, setting world records in each event … Hawke will enter his fourth full season as Auburn's head coach in 2012-13 and seventh season overall on the coaching staff … 2012 Olympians Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, James Disney-May, Marcelo Chierighini, Gideon Louw and Tyler McGill trained under Hawke at Auburn … Other 2012 Olympians that previously trained under Hawke include Cesar Cielo, Matt Targett and Adam Brown … Has kept alive Auburn's streak of consecutive men's SEC titles, winning the 16th straight championship in 2012 … Was a 17-time All-American during his time at Auburn, tallying nine NCAA titles and seven SEC titles … A member of Auburn's first NCAA Championship team in 1997 … A five-time Australian champion, Hawke also won three medals in the Commonwealth Games and was a championship finalist in the 50m free at the 2001 and 2003 FINA World Championships … Also took the bronze in the 50m free at the 2002 Pan-Pacific Championships … His career-best time of 22.07 in the 50m free was at one time an Australian record … His 19.16 in the 50y free still ranks seventh all-time at Auburn … Is a native of Sydney, Australia … Born June 2, 1975 … Son of Geoff and Jackie Hawke … Is married to the former Trudi James, an Auburn soccer player from 1994-97 … Together they have four children: Kirra (13), Kobe (9) and twins Yasmin and Lily (4) … Earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Auburn in 2010.
Swimming: 400m Individual Medley
Will be competing in her second Olympics after also swimming for Canada in 2008 (Beijing) … Earned her way onto the 2012 Canadian Olympic team after winning the 400 IM at the Canadian Olympic Trials (4:42.25) … Finished 11th in the 400m free at the 2008 Olympics with a time of 4:07.45, also finished 17th in the 200m free with a time of 1:58.35 … Placed 20th in the 200m fly (2:10.33) and swam on the 4x200m free relay team that finished 10th with a time of 7:56.26 … … Set what was at the time the Canadian record in the 200m freestyle at the 2008 Olympics … Competed at 2011 World Championships … Was a four-time medalist at the 2007 Pan-American Games … Competed for Auburn during the 2009-10 season … Mid-distance freestyle and IM specialist … Enrolled at Auburn after attending Queen of Angels Academy … Native of Beaconsfield, Quebec … Daughter of Danielle Felx and Emil Horner … Has one sister Kristine and one brother Timothy.
Swimming: 200m Breaststroke
Competing in her first Olympic Games, representing the United States … One of three swimmers with Auburn ties on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team (Eric Shanteau and Tyler McGill) … Finished second in 200 breaststroke final at U.S. Olympic Trials with a time of 2:23.03 to earn her spot in London … Her time in the final was the fastest 200m breast in Auburn history … Also advanced to final in 100 breaststroke at Trials, finishing seventh … Set Auburn record in 100 breast in semifinals with 1:07.39 … Finished sixth in 100m breast and seventh in 50m breast at 2011 World University Games … Won 200m breast and was fifth in 100m breast at 2011 USA Swimming National Championships … 2010-11 member of USA Swimming National Team … Earned a spot on the USA's Pan-Pacific Championship team in 2010 … Member of 2007 Junior Pan-Pac team, where she earned bronze in 200m breast … Also earned bronze in 200m breast at 2006 Speedo Junior Nationals … Took a year off from swimming at Auburn to train with former Tiger head coach David Marsh at SwimMAC Carolina … Has one year of eligibility left at Auburn … Seven-time All-American for the Tigers … Runner-up at 2010 NCAA Championships in 200 medley relay … Three-time SEC Champion (400 MR (2), 100 breast) … Height: 6-0 … Native of Pflugerville, Texas … Attended Pflugerville High School … Born in Las Cruces, N.M. … Parents are Scott and Caroline Lawrence … Aspires to be an architectural designer … Has three sisters – Sarah, Alannah and Debbi.
Swimming: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle Relay
Making his second Olympic appearance for South Africa after competing in the 2008 Beijing Games … Competed at the 2011 World Championships, clocking a 22.02 in the 50m freestyle and a 48.74 in the 100m freestyle to post his Olympic qualifying times … Repeated those swims at the 2012 South African National Championships to earn a spot on the Olympic team … Will swim the 50m free, 100m free and 4x100 free relay at the Olympics … Represented South Africa at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the 50m free … Qualified for the semifinals in the 50m where he swam to a 12th-place finish, posting a time of 21.97 … Finished his Auburn career after the 2009-10 season … Was a 10-time All-American for the Tigers in his two-year career … Won NCAA titles as part of the 200 FR and 200 MR teams at the 2009 NCAA Championships … Won eight SEC titles … Still holds three NCAA records as part of the 200 and 400 FR teams and 200 MR team … Sixth all-time at Auburn in 50y and 100y free … Transferred to Auburn following a two-year stint at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla. … Was a seven-time NJCAA champion in 2008, winning the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay … Full name is Gideon Abraham Louw … Height: 6-5 … Parents are Abraham and Sandra Louw … Majoring in exercise science … Attended high school at Die Hoerskool Menlopark, graduating in 2005.
Swimming: Assistant Coach
Will serve as an assistant coach for the United States Olympic Team for the third time after also serving as a U.S. assistant for the 1996 (Atlanta) and 2000 (Sydney) Olympic Games … Has served as a Team USA assistant on five occasions and was twice the USA head coach, at the 2003 World Championships and 1995 Pan-Pacific Games … Is currently the CEO/Director of Coaching for SwimMAC Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. … Auburn's Micah Lawrence has trained under Marsh for the past year … Lawrence was one of six U.S. Olympians coached by Marsh at SwimMAC Carolina … Was Auburn's head coach from 1990-2007 … Led Auburn to 12 NCAA Championships (seven men's and five women's) and 15 SEC titles … Coached 25 athletes at Auburn that competed in the Olympics … Six-time NCAA Men's Coach of the Year and four-time NCAA Women's Coach of the Year … Garnered 13 selections as SEC Coach of the Year … Coached more than 1,400 All-Americans at Auburn … Was a five-time All-American backstroker at Auburn, winning an SEC title in 1980 in the 100 backstroke … Earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Auburn in 1981 and remained as an assistant coach until 1985 … Native of Miami, Fla. … Is married to the former Kristin Burke, who was a swimmer at California … They have three children: Aaron, Alyssa and Maddie … Alyssa competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100m Butterfly.
Swimming: 100m Butterfly, 400m Medley Relay
Competing in his first Olympic Games, representing the United States … Finished second to Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly final at the Olympic Trials (51.32) to earn his spot on the U.S. Olympic Team … Could also swim as part of the 4x100m medley relay team … One of three swimmers with Auburn ties representing the United States in London (Eric Shanteau, Micah Lawrence) … Three-time medalist at FINA World Championships … Won gold with the 400m medley relay team and bronze in the 100 fly at 2011 World Championships … Also won gold in the 400 MR at 2009 World Championships and again at the 2010 Short Course World Championships … Silver medalist in 100 fly at 2009, 2010 and 2011 USA Swimming National Championships … Also the silver medalist in the 100 fly at 2010 Pan-Pacific Championships … Finished his Auburn career after the 2009-10 season … Was a 16-time All-American for the Tigers … Two-time NCAA Champion in 400 FR and 400 MR in 2009 … Runner-up in 100 fly and fifth place in 200 fly at 2009 NCAA Championships … Trains in Auburn under head coach Brett Hawke … Also competes for New York Athletic Club … Native of Champaign, Ill. … Graduated from Champaign High School … Height: 5-10 … Married to another former Auburn swimmer, Julianne McLane … Parents are Jeff and Susan McGill … Older brother, Elliott, is the head swimming coach at Eastern Illinois, where his younger brother, Colin, swims … Also has a younger sister, Sarah … Majored in economics at Auburn.
Swimming: 100m Breastroke
Representing the United States for the second time at the Olympic Games; also competed in 2008 (Beijing) … Earned his spot on the team with a runner-up finish in the 100m breast (1:00.15) at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials … Could also swim as a member of the 4x100m medley relay team … Also competed in the 200 breast final, finishing third … Finished 10th in the 200 breast at 2008 Beijing Olympics … Holds world record in 400m medley relay, set at 2009 FINA World Championships … Holds American and U.S. Open records in 200m breaststroke (2:07.42), set at 2009 USA Swimming National Championships … Four-time medalist at FINA World Championships … Announced on July 11, 2008, less than a week after making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team, that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer a week prior to Olympic Trials … Chose to put off surgery until after Olympic Games … Earned his way on to his first Olympic team in 2008 after finishing second in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 2:10.36 … Was the eighth Auburn male swimmer ever to make the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team … Specializes in the breaststroke - changed his focus from the IM to breaststroke after he finished collegiate swimming at Auburn … Finished his time at Auburn an 11-time All-American … A double gold medalist in the 200m IM and 400m IM at the 2005 World University Games, he became the first American ever to sweep the IM events … Took the silver medal in the 400m IM at the 2003 World University Games … Barely missed out on a spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team after he finished third in both the 200m IM and 400m IM - finished behind Michael Phelps and Erik Vendt in the 400m IM and Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the 200m IM … Was also a semifinalist in the 200m IM and 400m IM at the 2000 Olympic Trials at age 16 … Still holds the Auburn record in the 400y IM with a 3:42.44 and is fifth all-time in the 200y IM (1:44.15).. Also ranks seventh all-time in the 200y breast (1:56.56) … Grew up training under Chris Davis at Swim Atlanta, but currently trains under Dave Salo at Trojan Aquatics … Is a native of Lilburn, Ga … Height: 6-1 … Parents are Richard and Janet Shanteau … His older brother Ryan swam collegiately at Georgia Tech … Completed his Auburn career following the 2005-06 season.
- Bronze, 2008
- Silver, 2008
Swimming: 400m Freestyle Relay
Competing in his second Olympics after swimming for Australia in 2008 (Beijing) … Earned his spot on the Australian 4x100 freestyle relay team with a third-place finish in the 100m freestyle at the 2012 Australian National Championships … Also finished third in 100m butterfly, barely missing spots two individual events in the Olympics … Won two Olympic medals at the 2008 Games, taking silver with the 4x100m medley relay and bronze with the 4x100 freestyle relay … Also competed in 100m freestyle at 2008 Olympics … Won two medals at the 2011 World Championships, including gold in the 4x100 free relay and silver in the 50m butterfly, finishing second to former Auburn teammate Cesar Cielo … Is Auburn's second Olympian from Australia, joining head coach Brett Hawke on this list … Was a 15-time All-American, seven-time NCAA Champion and 10-time SEC Champion while swimming for the Tigers … Helped Auburn to NCAA titles in 2006, 2007 and 2009 … Holds four NCAA records as part of Auburn's 200 and 400 FR and 200 and 400 MR teams … Second all-time at Auburn in 50y free (18.52) and 100y free (41.55) … Third all-time at Auburn in 100y butterfly (45.02) … Spent his freshman season at Virginia before transferring to Auburn … Faced a setback in September, 2007 when he caught pneumonia and then dislocated his left knee just days after returning to training … Was a National Junior Water Polo player but quit the sport in 2004 to concentrate on his swimming career … Born in Chertsy, United Kingdom but grew up in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia … Born December 24, 1985 … Height: 6-6 … Parents are Steve and Vera Targett … Has a sister, Lisa … Finished his Auburn career after the 2008-09 season.
Swimming: 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle
Competing in her second Olympics for the Bahamas after also competing in 2008 (Beijing) … One of the top sprinters in the world … Seeks to become first Bahamian swimmer to advance to semifinals at the Olympics … Qualified for 2012 Olympics with her times in the 50m freestyle (24.79) and 100-meter freestyle (54.58) at the 2011 World Championships … Finished seventh in 50m free and 10th in 100m free … One of two women in history to break 47 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle, along with 14-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin … Owns NCAA and U.S. Open record in 100-yard free (46.61) … Became first woman to ever break 21 seconds in a 50-yard freestyle relay split with a 20.80 anchor leg at the 2012 SEC Championships … 2011, 2012 NCAA Champion in 100 free … 2011 NCAA Champion in 50 free … Finished Auburn career as a 25-time All-American and 13-time SEC Champion … Holds Auburn records in six events (SCY) … 2011 SEC Swimmer of the Year and SEC Commissioner's Trophy Winner … Owns Bahamian national records in six individual events and five relays … Represented the Bahamas at the 2010 World Short Course Championships, winning the bronze medal in the 50m free … Finished 21st in 100m free at 2009 World Championships … Took 28th in the 100m free at 2008 Beijing Olympics … Full name is Arianna Fritzallen Vanderpool-Wallace … Native of Nassau, Bahamas … Attended The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. … Parents are Vincent and Tietchka Vanderpool-Wallace … Has a brother, Aleksandr … Her father, Vincent, is Minister of Tourism for the Bahamas … Height: 5-6 … Major is hotel and restaurant management.
Trinidad & Tobago
- Silver, 2008
Athletics: 400m Relay
Making his fourth Olympic appearance for Trinidad & Tobago after competing in the 2000 (Sydney), 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) Olympics … Finished fourth in the 100 meters at Trinidad & Tobago Olympic trials to narrowly miss an individual spot in London … Competed in both the 100 meters and 4x100m Relay in Beijing … Won his quarterfinal heat in 10.05 seconds to advance to semifinals … Equaled his season best and advanced to finals with a run of 9.97 to finish third behind Usain Bolt and Walter Dix in semis … Finished seventh overall in the 100 meter finals … In the 4x100m relay, Burns and his Trinidad & Tobago teammates posted the fastest preliminary time with a mark of 38.26 seconds … Won the silver medal behind Jamaica with a mark of 38.06 seconds … Finished fifth in the 60 meters at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships … Advanced to the semifinals in the 4x100m relay at the 2000 Olympics, running anchor in the preliminary and third leg in the semifinal … The 38.92 ran by the team in the semifinals set a then national record … Competed in the 100m at the 2004 Olympics … Ran anchor on the 400m relay at the 2004 Olympics, leading the team to a seventh-place finish … Set a new national record in the 400m relay with a 38.53, breaking the mark set at the 2000 Olympics … Won the silver medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships … Also won bronze in the 400m relay at the World Championships in 2001 … Placed second in the 100m dash at the Bislett Games IAAF Golden League meet in Oslo, Norway in 2005 - competed there in preparation for the 2005 World Championships where he won a silver medal in the 100m … Won World Athletics Final in 2005 … Won a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 100m … 2004 Indoor All-American in the 60m … Also earned All-America honors in the 100m at the 2003 NCAA Championships … Finished fourth in the 100m at the 2003 Outdoor NCAA championships … Ranks seventh all-time at Auburn in the 100m with a time of 10.24 … Also ranks second all-time at Auburn in the Indoor 60m with a time of 6.61 … Is the 15th-fastest man in the world in 2008 in the 100m with a 10.01 … Born January 7, 1980 in Trincity, Trinidad & Tobago … Currently trains in Auburn under Henry Rolle.
Track & Field: Assistant Coach
Carroll is making his first trip to the Olympic Games as a coach, but his third trip overall … Carroll missed the 1996 Atlanta Olympics due to injury, but participated in the 2000 Olympics in the 5K in Sydney, Australia, missing out on the final heat by one place … Four years later he competed in the 2004 Athens games, also in the 5K . … Prior to his appointment as distance coach at Auburn, he held the post of U.S. Athlete Manager for Athletics Ireland, where he guided a trio of top Irish runners in Gareth Turnbull, Mark Christie and Liam Reale, while also training several other Irish runners stateside … in 2000, he earned the title of European Indoor Champion in the 3K … As a 19-year old, he earned the first major title of his career, capturing the 1991 European Junior Title in the 5K in Thessalonika, Greece … His crowning achievement as a collegiate at Providence came at the 1995 NCAA Indoor Championships, as he won an NCAA Championship in the 5,000 meters … Carroll married the former Amy Rudolph in October of 2005 … Rudolph, an accomplished runner in her own right, is a two-time Olympian, as well as a U.S. Indoor Champion in the 3,000 meters.
Athletics: 100m, 200m, 400m Relay
Making her first Olympic appearance for Bahamas … Missed the Bahamas Olympic Trials due to injury but made the team as a coaches selection … Won a gold medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in the 200 meters (23.24) … Also won a bronze in the 100 meters (11.52) … Won the 2010 NCAA Indoor 200-meter Championship … Owns the fourth-fastest 100 and 200 meter times in Auburn history … Set new personal best marks in both the 100 meters (11.07) and 200 meters (22.64) in 2012 … Won the 100m (11.48) and 200m (23.54) at the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Championships … Second in the 55m (6.80) and the 200m (23.69) at the 2009 NJCAA Indoor Championships … Was a 10-time All-American at Southwest Mississippi JC … Was a semifinalist in the 200m and a quarterfinalist in the 100m at the 2009 World Championships, and helped the Bahamas win a bronze in the 4x100m relay … World Junior Champion in the 200 meters in 2008, and bronze medalist in the 100m … Reached the quarterfinal round of the 200m at the 2008 Olympic Games … Eighth in the 200m at the 2006 World Junior Championships … Born Nov. 24, 1989 … Daughter of Carnell and Daphne Ferguson … Currently trains in Auburn under Henry Rolle.
Trinidad & Tobago
Athletics: 100m Hurdles
Making her second Olympic appearance for Trinidad & Tobago after previously competing in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing … Finished first at the Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Trials in the 100m Hurdles in 13.07 seconds, setting a new season high … Making her first Olympic appearance in the 100m hurdles after previously competing in the 400m hurdles in 2008 … Won a bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin … Her mark of 53.20 established a national record … Won a silver medal in the 400m hurdles at the 2005 Pan-Am Junior Championships with a time of 58.43 … Is the 2005 Trinidad & Tobago Outdoor Championships 400m hurdles national champion and 2006 Trinidad & Tobago champion in the 100m hurdles … 2005 Outdoor All-American in the 400m hurdles and the 1600m relay … 2005 Indoor All-American in the 1600m relay … All SEC in 400m hurdles … Was a six-time All-American at Auburn … Was runner-up in the 400m hurdles at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships … Finished her time at Auburn following the 2006 season and was a member of Auburn's 2006 NCAA National Championship team … Competed for Trinidad & Tobago at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland - competing in the 400m hurdles … Ran her career-best time of 55.29 in the 400m hurdles in 2006 in Sacramento, Calif … Is the 20th-fastest female in the world in the 400m hurdles in 2008 with a time of 55.46 … Ran on the Auburn-record indoor 1600m relay team, posting a 3:29.50 … Also in the indoor records, ranks third in the 55m hurdles (7.64), second in the 60m hurdles (8.20) and fourth in the distance medley relay (11:29.61) … Is on the Auburn-record outdoor 1600m relay team (3:27.93) … Also ranks third in the 100m hurdles (13.02) and second in the 400m hurdles (55.44) … Born on May 14, 1984 … Parents are Durly and Juliet Roberts-Lucas … Hometown is Canbee, Tobago … Currently trains in Auburn under Henry Rolle.
- Silver, 2008
- Bronze, 2000
Athletics: 4x400m Relay
Making his third appearance on the Bahamas Olympic Team after competing in the 400m and 1600m relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and in the 1600m relay in 2008 in Beijing … Member of the 1600m relay pool … Clocked a seasonal best of 45.86 in the 400m in Auburn on April 7 … Missed the Bahamas trials due to injury … Won a silver medal in the 1600m relay with Bahamas in 2008 … Ran the second leg in the opening round in 2008 and helped Bahamas to the second-best mark of the round (2:59.88) … Did not run in the final … Ran the leadoff leg in the semifinals of the 1600m relay and the lead leg in the final in 2000 - coming less than a half second from a medal as the Bahamas finished fourth … Has won five medals at World Championships, including a gold medal in the 400m at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, clocking a 44.64 … Also won silvers in the 1600m relay in 2001, 2005 and 2007, and a bronze in the 1600m relay in 2003 … Finished third in the 400m (45.12) at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England … Took fourth in the 400m (44.97) at the 2002 IAAF Grand Prix in Paris, France … Finished eighth in the 400m (45.40) at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan … His top 400m time of 44.45 came in 2001 in Madrid, Spain, and is tied for the Bahamas national record … Was a 10-time All-American at Auburn … Transferred to Auburn after competing at NCAA Division II Morehead College where he was an All-American in the 400m … Won the NCAA outdoor title in the 400m in 2000 with a time of 44.72 … Followed up in 2001 by repeating in the event as the NCAA Champion … Won two SEC indoor titles, taking the 400m in 2001 with a time of 45.68 after running on the winning 1600m relay team in 1999 (3:09.31) … Won the 2001 SEC outdoor title in the 400m with a time of 44.76 … Also ran on the SEC champion 1600m relay team in 1999 (3:03.78) … Holds the Auburn outdoor record in the 400m with a time of 44.45, also ran on the Auburn record 1600m relay team (3:01.92) and sprint medley relay team (3:12.17) … Also ran on the second-ranked 400m relay team (39.10) and the third-ranked 800m relay team (1:21.80) … Holds the Auburn indoor record in the 400m with a time of 45.68 … Ran on the indoor 1600m relay team (3:07.07) that ranks fifth all-time at Auburn … Stands 6-5 and is a middle-distance runner from Nassau, Bahamas … Born November 2, 1978 … Finished his Auburn career in 2001.
Athletics: 4x100m Relay
Selected for her first Olympic Games as a relay pool member for the 400m relay …Finished third (11.79) in the prelims and fourth in the final (11.73) of the 100 meters at Bahamas trials …Second Team All-American in the 4x100 relay as a sophomore for Auburn in 2012 … Second team All-SEC (4x100m relay) … Finished the 4x100 meter relay with a mark of 44.01 in the semifinals at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships to finish ninth... 44.01 is the fastest mark all-time to not make the finals... Won the long jump at the UNF Invitational (19-11.50) … Placed seventh in long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships (20-5.25) … Ran the 100 meters in 11.63 seconds, finishing third at the Auburn Track Classic … Ran the 100 meters in 11.54 seconds and the 4x100 meter relay in 43.67 seconds at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing third in the 4x100 meter relay … The mark of 43.67 seconds ranks sixth in Auburn history … Ran the 200 meters in 23.93 seconds at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational … Finished second at the Auburn Track Classic in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 44.82 seconds … Ran the 100 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and marked times of 11.57 seconds in the prelims and 11.79 seconds in the semifinals, finishing 27th … Finished fifth in the 4x100 meter relay prelims with a time of 44.18 seconds at the NCAA East Preliminary Round... Won the silver at the 2012 NACAC U23 Championships with Bahamas in the 4x100m relay … Bahamas placed second by the United States in 45.71 … Also placed fourth individually in the 100 meters (11.56) …Ran the 60 meters at six indoor meets … Recorded a personal-best mark of 7.43 as she scored with an eighth-place finish at the SEC Indoor Championships … Also ran the 200 meters at two meets … Recorded a season-best time of 24.98 at the VT Elite Meet … Competed in the long jump at four meets … Set a new PR with a mark of 19-7.5 (5.98m) at the Tyson Invitational …Born May 6, 1992 … Majoring in Business Finance … Daughter of Vanria Robinson.
Track & Field: Assistant Coach
Rolle's appointment as the relays coach for Bahamas at the 2012 London Olympics is the second such honor for the native Bahamian … He also served as an assistant coach for the Bahamian national team in 2004 in Athens … Rolle coached three Olympic medalists at the 2008 Beijing Games, including former Tiger All-American Leevan Sands, who earned a bronze medal in the triple jump at the 2008 Olympics … Rolle also coached Kerron Stewart, who took home a pair of medals in Beijing, earning a silver medal in the women's 100 meters and a bronze in the 200 meters … Marc Burns also collected a medal under Rolle's guidance, winning a silver medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay … For his career, Rolle has had nine World Championship Medalists and four Olympic Medalists … Additionally, he has coached one World Indoor Championship Medalist, seven Commonwealth medalists, three Pan Am Games medalists … At Auburn, Rolle has guided 18 NCAA Champions, 87 All-Americans and a pair of Honda Award winters – Elva Goulbourne, Kerron Stewart … For his international efforts Rolle was named the BAAA Coach of the Year in both 2002 and again in 2008 … Under his tutelage, he has pushed 17 athletes to the Olympic Games including Marc Burns, Sheniqua Ferguson, Josanne Lucas, Shamar Sands, Kai Selvon and Kerron Stewart in 2012.
Athletics: Shot Put
Making his first Olympic appearance for Mexico … Won silver in the shot put at the 2012 NACAC U23 Track and Field Championships in Guanajato, Mexico with a long throw of 19.31m … 2012 NCAA Runner-up in the shot put with a top mark of 19.78m … Five-time All-American … Two-time SEC Outdoor Shot Put Champion (2011-12) … Named the 2011 SEC Outdoor and Indoor Field Event Freshman of the Year … placed fourth in the shot put at the 2011 Pan-American Games with a long toss of 19.54m … Two-time NCAA qualifier in the discus … Placed fifth at the 2012 SEC Outdoor championships in the discus with a throw of 174-9 … Received his Mexican citizenship in 2011 through his maternal grandmother … Born Aug. 23, 1990 … Son of Ricardo and Ofelia Saenz … Majoring in kinesiology. … Hometown is Rio Grande City, Texas.
- Bronze, 2008
Athletics: Triple Jump
Making his third Olympic appearance for the Bahamas after also competing in the triple jump at the 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) Games … Won the Bahamas Olympic Trials with a mark of 17.04m … Recorded a mark of 17.23m, a season best, to place first at the Samsung Diamond League event on July 7, 2012 in Paris, France … Finished seventh at 2011 World Championships in Daegu … Won silver at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final with a top jump of 17.19m … Finished fourth with a mark of 17.23m at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin … Won bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with a jump of 17.59m … 17.59m is the Bahamian national record … Won bronze at the 2003 World Championships in Paris, France, with a mark of 17.26 meters in the triple jump … Was sixth at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil … Finished fifth in the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany after posting a leap of 17.07m in the triple jump … It was a repeat performance after he also finished fifth in the triple jump with a mark of 16.93m at the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Final in Monaco … Won the bronze medal in the triple jump with a jump of 17.26m at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England … Ranked eighth in the world in 2008 in the triple jump with a mark of 17.29m … Sands was a four-time All-American … Was the NCAA long jump champion in 2003 and 2004 … SEC indoor long jump champion and two-time SEC indoor triple jump champion … SEC outdoor long jump champion and two-time SEC outdoor triple jump champion … Was named the 2004 SEC Men's Track and Field Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Holds the Auburn indoor records in the long jump (26 feet-7 inches) and triple jump (55-10.25) … Holds the Auburn outdoor record in the triple jump with a leap of 55-2.25 and ranks second in the long jump with a mark of 27-2 … Transferred to Auburn after two years at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas … Won the NJCAA Indoor national title in the long jump in 2001 and 2002 … Won double gold at the 2002 NJCAA Outdoor National Championships, winning the long jump and the triple jump … Also won the NJCAA outdoor title in the long jump in 2001 … Born August 16, 1981 in Nassau, Bahamas to two members of the Royal Bahamas Police Force - Leevan and Elaine Sands … His cousin, Shamar Sands, is also competing in his Olympics for the Bahamas and also ran for Auburn … Has one son, Trey.
Athletics: 110m Hurdles
Making his second Olympic appearance for the Bahamas after also competing in 2008 (Beijing) … Qualified for the Olympics with a run of 13.62 in the 110m hurdles at the Bahamas trials … Event on May 9 was his first race after missing more than two years due to injury … Reached the quarterfinals at the 2008 Olympic Games with a mark of 13.55 … Reached the semifinals at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin … Competed for the Bahamas in the 2007 World Championships, timing a 13.72 in the 110m hurdles … Ran the 60m hurdles at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, clocking a 7.97 … His top time in the 110m hurdles is 13.44, a mark set on June 26, 2008 in Nassau, Bahamas … The 5-11 hurdler was a NCAA outdoor qualifier in the 110m hurdles in 2006 after an injury kept him from competing most of the 2005 and 2006 indoor seasons … Qualified for the 60m hurdles at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Championships … At the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships, placed 14th in the 60m hurdles … Was the 2003 NCAA indoor runner-up in the 60m hurdles … 2003 NCAA Indoor All-American … Holds the Auburn indoor record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.59 … Ranks fourth all-time in the indoor 60m with a time of 6.78 and third in the 55m hurdles (7.17) … Ranks second all-time at Auburn in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.55 … Also ran on the sprint medley relay team that ranks second all-time at Auburn (3:14.54) … The son of Tyrone and Virnetta Sands...Born April 30, 1985 … Has three siblings, Sherea, Sherado and Jason … Cousin of former Auburn jumper Leevan Sands, who is also competing for the Bahamas at the 2012 Olympics … Has twin daughters, Zion and Sarah … Currently training in Auburn under Henry Rolle.
Trinidad & Tobago
Athletics: 200m, 400m Relay
Competing in her first Olympics for her native Trinidad & Tobago … Qualified in both the 100 and 200 meters at trials … Finished third in the 100 meters in 11.24 and won the 200 meters in 22.96 … 22.96 was a new personal best … Will not compete in 100 meters, but will run as part of the 4x100m relay … Competed in the 200 meters at the 2011 World Championship in Daegu, reaching the semifinals … Also ran on the 4x100m relay team that finished fourth and set a national record, but later was forced to forfeit … Seven-time NCAA All-American … First Team All-American in the 100 meters and the 200 meters in 2012 … Second Team All-American in the 4x100 meters … Second team All-SEC (4x100m relay) … Fifth woman in Auburn history to earn three honors in one year and the first one to do so since 2010's Joanna Atkins and Sheniqua Ferguson … Runner up in the 200 meters at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a mark of 23.19 in the finals and 22.66 in the semifinals … Her finish was a seven spot improvement from her ninth place finish in 2011 … Finished fourth in the 100 meters with a mark of 11.41 in the finals after posting the sixth-fastest time in the semifinals with her mark of 11.21, a new PR … Her time of 11.21 was the fastest for Auburn since 2010 … She improved by 15 spots after entering the event seeded 21st … Her fourth place finish is tops for the Tigers since Tracy Ann Rowe's third place finish in 2007 … She went on to finish the 4x100 meter relay with a mark of 44.01 in the prelims to finish ninth … 44.01 is the fastest mark all-time to not make the finals … Ran the 100 meters in 11.42 seconds placing second at the Auburn War Eagle Invitational … Placed fourth in the 100 meters with a time of 11.32 seconds and placed second in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 43.67 seconds at the SEC Outdoor Championships … The mark of 43.67 seconds ranks sixth in Auburn history … Her mark of 11.32 seconds is a new PR and ranks 17th nationally in 2012 and ranks eighth in Auburn history … Won the Auburn Track Classic in the 400 meters with a time of 54.00 seconds … Ran the 200 meters in 23.26 seconds placing sixth and the 4x100 meter relay in 44.18 seconds placing third at the Miami Hurricane Alumni Invitational … Ran the 100 meters at the NCAA East Preliminary Round posting a time of 11.41 seconds in the prelims and a time of 11.44 seconds in the semifinals, finishing ninth … Posted a prelim time of 23.12 seconds and a semifinal time of 23.01 seconds in the 200 meter at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, finishing sixth … Her mark of 23.01 seconds ranks seventh in Auburn history … Finished fifth in the 4x100 meter relay prelims with a time of 44.18 seconds at the NCAA East Preliminary Round … First team All-American in 60 meters … Second team All-American in 200 meters … Finished seventh in the 60 meters and 9th in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships … First team All-SEC selection in 60m … Second team All-SEC selection in 200m … 2012 SEC Indoor Champion in 60 meters (7.20 sec) … SEC runner-up 200 meters … 7.20 seconds is a new PR … The mark ranks as the third-fastest in the nation … 7.20 seconds is the third-best in Auburn history … Her mark of 23.15 seconds in the 200 meters is the fifth-fastest time in the country in 2012 … The time ranks sixth in Auburn history.
Making his third Olympic appearance after competing for Jamaica at the 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) Olympics … Qualified for London with a score of 8214 in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2011 at the Pan American Games … Won gold at the 2010 CAC Games and 2011 Pan American Games … Competed in the decathlon at both the 2009 and 2011 World Championships … Finished ninth in the decathlon at the 2008 Olympics … Finished 14th in the decathlon at the 2004 Olympics … Finished the 2004 Olympics with 8,023 points … Current Jamaican national record holder in the men's decathlon with 8,644 points … Currently ranked sixth in the 2008 world rankings with 8,434 points … Placed second in the 2006 Commonwealth Games … Gold medalist in the decathlon at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil … Silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan with a personal-best and national record 8,644 points … During his time at Auburn Smith was a three-time All-American in the heptathlon and decathlon … Was the 2005 NCAA indoor champion in the heptathlon … The 2004 and 2005 SEC heptathlon champion … 2004 NCAA heptathlon runner-up … Holds Auburn records in heptathlon (6,035 points) and decathlon (8,024 points) … Ranks second all-time at Auburn in the pentathlon with 4,078 points … Also ranks third all-time at Auburn in the indoor 60m hurdles (7.88) and ninth in the 60m (6.94) … Transferred to Auburn after spending two years at Central Arizona Community College in Coolridge, Ariz … Was a five-time NJCAA All-American at Central Arizona and the NJCAA record holder in the decathlon … Born September 28, 1980 to Maurice and Daphne Smith … Has six siblings … Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica, and attended Calabar High School in Kingston, Jamaica … Earned his degree from Auburn in adult education … Currently training at Auburn under Jerry Clayton.
- Bronze, 2008
- Silver, 2008
Athletics: 100m, 400m Relay
Making her third Olympic appearance after competing in 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing) … Will run the 100 meters and in the 4x100m relay in London … Finished third in 10.94 seconds in the 100 meters at the Jamaican Olympic Trials … 10.94 is a season best and currently the sixth-fastest mark run by a woman in 2012 … At the 2008 Olympics, Stewart won a silver in the 100 meters and a bronze in the 200 meters … Ran the anchor leg on the 4x100m relay team that won silver at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu … Picked up a silver medal at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin in the 100 meters and a gold in the 4x100m relay … Won bronze in both the 100 and 200m at the 2009 IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final held in Thessaloniki … Won silver in the 100m and bronze in the 200m at the 2008 IAAF/VTB Bank World Athletics Final in Stuttgart … Silver medalist at the 2007 World Championships with the 400m relay team … Also finished seventh in the 100m at the World Championships … 2008 Jamaican National Champion in the 100m (11.12) … Won the Honda Sports Award as the nation's top collegiate female track and field athlete for 2007 … Competed for Jamaica at the 2005 World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, making semifinal appearances in the 100m and 200m … Won a silver medal in the 100m with an 11.72 at the 2001 IAAF World Youth Championships … Her personal-best time of 10.80 in the 100m ranks second in the world in 2008 … Her personal-best 21.99 in the 200m also ranks second in the world in 2008 … Was a seven-time All-American at Auburn … 2007 NCAA Indoor Champion in 60m and 200m … Also won the 2007 NCAA outdoor 200m title … Won the 2006 SEC Indoor championship in the 55m and 200m; came back to win the 60m and 200m in 2007 … Won the SEC outdoor titles in the 100m and 1600m relay in 2006, followed up with 100m and 200m titles in 2007 … 2007 National Indoor Track Athlete of the Year … 2007 South Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year … 2007 SEC Women's Indoor Track Runner of the Year … 2007 SEC Women's Outdoor Track Runner of the Year … 2006 SEC Women's Outdoor Track Runner of the Year … 2006 Mideast Region Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year … 2006 South District Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year … 2006 South Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year … Won Auburn's Leah Rawls Atkins Award in 2007 … Holds the Auburn outdoor records in the 100m (11.03), 200m (22.41) and as part of the 1600m relay (3:27.93) … Also ran on the 400m relay team that ranks second all-time at Auburn with a 43.35 … Holds the Auburn indoor records in the 55m (6.71), 60m (7.14), 200m (22.46) and ran on the record-holding 1600m relay (3:29.50) … Also ranks seventh all-time at Auburn in the 400m with a 55.12 … Transferred to Auburn from Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas … Won the 60m and the 200m at the 2004 NJCAA Indoor Championships … Placed second in both events at the 2005 NJCAA Indoor Championships … First-team NJCAA Outdoor All-American in the 100m in 2004 and second-team in the 200m in 2004 and 2005 … Born April 16, 1984 in Kingston, Jamaica … Is a native of St. Catherina, Jamaica … Daughter of Winnifred Carnegie and Fernandez Stewart … Finished her Auburn career in 2007 … Currently trains at Auburn under Henry Rolle.
Athletics: High Jump
Making his second Olympic appearance for the Bahamas after competing in Beijing in 2008 … Qualified for London with his ‘A' standard mark of 2.32m to win the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico in October 2011 … 2.32 meters is Thomas' top mark since clearing 2.35m in 2007 to win the World Championship … Finished 12 at the Beijing Olympics with clearance at 2.20m … Finished 11th at 2011 World Championships in Daegu … Took home the gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Dehli with clearance at 2.32m … Also won gold at the 2010 CAC Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico … Won silver at the 2010 IAAF/VTB Bank Continental Cup in Split, Croatia with a mark of 2.28m … Placed eighth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin … Won a gold medal at the 2007 World Championships with a jump of 2.35 meters … Also took the gold medal at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final with a leap of 2.32m … Was fourth in the high jump at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia with a jump of 2.23 meters … Has hit his personal best of 2.35 meters twice in his career … Took up the sport in 2006 after previously playing basketball at Lindenwood University … First attempted the high jump at Lindenwood on a dare made in the school cafeteria … After clearing seven feet on the dare, he was made a member of the Lindenwood track and field team where he went on to earn NAIA All-America honors in 2006 … After completing his accounting and marketing degrees at Lindenwood, he came to Auburn to pursue a master's degree in finance and joined the Auburn track and field team for the 2007 season … Holds Auburn high jump indoor (7 feet-7.75 inches) and outdoor (7-8) records … 2007 SEC indoor and outdoor champion in the high jump … Two-time All-American … 2007 NCAA Indoor Champion and third-place finisher at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Born July 1, 1984 … Is the cousin of Auburn assistant coach Henry Rolle … Was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters in 2008 … Currently trains in Auburn under Jerry Clayton.
- Gold, 2008
Shooting: Men's Double Trap
Making his fourth Olympic appearance for the United States … Won gold in the men’s double trap shooting at the 2008 Games and set an Olympic and Final Olympic Record … Placed 17th in 2004 in Athens and 12th in 2000 in Sydney … In 1996, became the first American to win the British Open Sporting Clay Junior Title … Named U.S. National Sporting Clay subjunior champion in 1994 … Is a specialist in the U.S. Army and is stationed in Fort Benning, Ga., where he serves as a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit … Born Jan. 6, 1982 to Clara Anne (née Rackley) and Walton Glenn Eller, Jr. … Hometown is Houston, Texas.
Paralympic Assistant Swimming Coach
One of the best breaststrokers in the world before a 2005 sledding accident left him paralyzed … Will serve as a coach for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team in London … Currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., and serves as the U.S. Paralympics resident swimming coach at the U.S. Olympic Training Center … Named 2011 U.S. Paralympic Coach of the Year … Led Team USA at the 2011 Pan-Pacific Para-Swimming Championships … Competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing in the 100m breaststroke, finishing ninth in a time of 1:53.23 … Helped U.S. 200m medley relay team to fourth-place finish … Earned his spot on the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team after clocking a 1:55.40 in the 100m breast … A member of the 2003 U.S. National Team at the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain … Also won a gold medal and set a world record in the 400m medley relay in 2004 as part of the U.S. National Team at the World Short Course Championships in Moscow, Russia … Finished fourth in the 100m breast (1:02.18) and sixth in the 200m breast (2:14.73) at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials … Won a gold medal in the 400m medley relay as part of the 2001 U.S. National Team at the World University Games … Was sixth in the 100m breast (1:02.32) and ninth in the 200m breast (2:17.51) at the 2000 Olympic Trials … Finished his Auburn career in 2001 as a 15-time All-American, three-time NCAA champion and seven-time SEC champion … Earned his degree in communications … Still third in Auburn history in the 100y breast (52.62) and second in the 200y breast (1:53.48) … Born September 29, 1978 … Son of Thomas and Terrilyn Denniston … Has a sister, Karyn … Got back into competitive swimming after talking to former Auburn assistant coach, the late Jimi Flowers, who had served as the team leader for the U.S. Paralympic Team … Currently travels the country, doing motivational speeches and conducting swim clinics.